Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
the nasa administrator scot to run the space program without the omb folks saying you do this, you do that pursuant to directives given in the act which senator rockefeller chairs the commerce committee. and i want to thank you for that because what you did, use move the debt out so that the senator kay bailey hutchison and i could bring unanimity and we got a better option for the space program three years ago that other wise was in turmoil and that is in her no small measure to what you did. i want the folks to know that what you did and how much the center appreciates it. i want to ask you a -- we have all of this international finance stirring and a lot of it is going to run under. to give me your thoughts on that. >> senator, the international financial situation is one that we do have to watch very closely. as much as we try to do our own business we can't separate ourselves from the world entirely. we can make sure that our financial institutions are sound and that we run our policy is appropriately. europe is our largest export partner. if europe has an economic or financia
Feb 13, 2013 12:00pm EST
air force and nasa ras a consultant. in 1997 on the 50th anniversary of the his historic flight breaking the sound barrier, he flew past mach i again. it was his last official flight with the air force. but of course nothing stops chuck yeager. so last october on the 65th anniversary of breaking the sound barrier, he did it again in another aircraft at the age of 89. whenever he's asked about all of his exploits, chuck says he was just doing his job, and that all he is he owes to the air force. he's never, ever wavered from that. in his awl auto biography he wrote, "my beginnings back in west virginia tell who i am to this day. my accomplishments aes a pilot tell more about luck, happe happenstance and a persones destiny. but the guy who broke the sound barrier was the kid to swam the mud river with a swiped watermelon or shot the head off a squirrel before school." tom wolfe believed chuck yeager to be the most rightous of all possessors of the right stuff. the right stuff wolfe himself struggled to explain what he meant by it. his best explanation was that the right stuff is t
Feb 11, 2013 8:30am EST
operation of the national aerospace system, nasa's space exploration program, and no was work on necessary new satellite, weather satellite program. these are sequestration's negative impacts and they raise will be on national security. the diverse group of leaders with us today are going to be a testing to this. we are going passionate about six month ago we released a study conducted by doctor stephen forte of george mason university. the study's methodology has found and in its conclusions are grim. the study says that sequestration if it goes forward will put 2.1 million jobs at risk. these are defense and nondefense related jobs, and they include nearly 1 million small businesses. what caused the unemployment rate to rise by 1.5% and reduce expected gdp growth by $215 billion, 215 billion. the latest congressional budget office forecast, cbo, reinforces his conclusions that sequestration will significant undermine u.s. sustained growth. so, today, we are really releasing doctor for study and his analysis of these potential economic impacts of sequestration across the nation.
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
the national airspace system, nasa's space exploration program are necessary new satellite -- but these are weather satellite programs -- they range well beyond national security. the diverse group of leaders here with us today are going to attesting to this. regarding the overall economy, about six months ago we released a study conducted by doc or stephen bulic of george mason university. the study's methodology is sound and its conclusions are grim. the study says sequestration if it goes forward will put 2.1 million -- 2.1 million u.s. jobs at risk. these are defense and non-defense related jobs and they include nearly 1 million small businesses. it will cause the unemployment rate to rise by 1.5% and reduce expected gdp growth by $215 billion. 215 billion. the latest congressional budget office forecast cbo reinforces dr. bullet's -- that will undermine u.s. economic growth. so, today we are re-releasing the study and his analysis of the potential economic impact of sequestration across the nation. let it be noted, no one can say that they weren't forewarned about the full co